Arrow Video have you covered this October with classic werewolves and a Clive Barker classic. ( @arrowfilmsvideo )

As the nights draw in and the winter gets closer, it only means one thing – more time to spend watching new Arrow Video releases. October’s slate includes a thrilling new sci-fi drama, a remastered horror classic from a genre master, a nightmarish new supernatural chiller, a newly-discovered 70s grindhouse oddity, and a werewolf masterwork, just in time for Halloween. The selection of new extras and rarities, collectable booklets and stunning new sleeve artwork on each release will have film fans howling at the moon.

First off in October is Toys Are Not For Children. Psychological trauma and aberrant sexuality abound in this twisted 1972 tale of a young woman whose severe daddy issues send her on an unforgettably bleak downward spiral. Grim, quirky and strangely affecting in equal measure, Stanley H. Brasloff’s film is a truly one-of-a-kind effort from the heyday of the American exploitation independents, which builds to a haunting and devastating climax that lingers long after the credits roll.

Out on Blu ray October 7th 2019


• Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
• High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
• Original uncompressed mono audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Brand new audio commentary with Kat Ellinger and Heather Drain
• Newly-filmed appreciation by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower
• ‘Dirty’ Dolls: Femininity, Perversion and Play – a brand new video essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
• Original theme song “Lonely Am I”, newly transferred from the original 45-RPM vinyl single
• Original Trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

Next in October is Aniara, a smart slice of sci-fi cinema based on the iconic poem by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson which explores the challenges faced by humankind with a deeply compassionate eye. Featuring a career-making performance from its star, Emelie Jonsson, this award-winning, provocative and intense space-travel stunner is one not to miss.

Out on Blu ray October 21st 2019


• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation
• 5.1 DTS-HD master audio and lossless stereo audio
• Optional English subtitles
• New interview with directors Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja
• Interview with production designer Maja-Stina Åsberg
• Interview with sound designer Calle Wachtmeister
• Interview with VFX supervisor Andreas Wicklund
• The Unliving (Återfödelsen), an award-winning 30-minute short film by Lilja and Kågerman and starring Emelie Jonsson, about the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse
• Theatrical trailer
• Image gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork

Also in October, The Dead Center, a smart supernatural thriller that explores the demons that live inside all of us. It stars Shane Carruth, the creator of Primer and Upstream Color and is directed by Billy Senese, recently hailed as a “masterful new voice in terror” ( When a very dead suicide victim (Jeremy Childs, Preacher, Nashville) disappears from the morgue, it sets in motion a chain of events that has the power to immolate everything, and everyone, it touches. The release features several short films from Senese, deleted scenes and a making-of documentary.

Out on Blu ray October 21st 2019


• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation
• 5.1 DTS-HD master audio and lossless stereo audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Commentary with writer-director Billy Senese, producer-actor Shane Carruth and co-star Jeremy Childs
• Commentary with writer-director Billy Senese, producers Denis Deck and Jonathan Rogers, and cinematographer Andy Duensing
• A Walk Through The Dead Center, an in-depth making-of documentary featuring new interviews with writer-director Billy Senese, producer-actor Shane Carruth, cinematographer Andy Duensing, and many others revisiting the locations and discussing the production
• Nine deleted scenes, including an alternate ending
• On-set interviews with actors Shane Carruth and Poorna Jagannathan
• Head-Casting with Jeremy Childs, a brief look at the creation of the make-up effects seen in the climax of the film
• Intruder, a short film from 2011 directed by Billy Senese and starring Jeremy Childs
• The Suicide Tapes, the original short film from 2010 directed by Senese and starring Childs that later inspired The Dead Center
• Midnight Radio Theater, six chilling radio plays (“Insomnia”, “The Long Weekend”, “Disposable Life”, “The Suicide Tapes”, “The Woman In The Basement”, “Blood Oath”, “Flu”) written, produced and directed by Billy Senese
• Theatrical trailer and teasers
• Image gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork

Next in October is Nightbreed, from the mind of legendary visionary of the macabre Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Candyman). A nightmare-induced fantasy set in a world like nothing you’ve ever experienced before… Nightbreed will leave you questioning who the real monsters are. The victim of studio interference and an unrepresentative marketing campaign, Nightbreed has since undergone a radical reappraisal. Arrow Video is proud to present two versions of this depraved cult classic and an insane selection of extras that will likely never be bettered, for the ultimate nightmarish viewing experience.

Out on Blu ray October 28th 2019


• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations of the 120-minute director’s cut, transferred from the original camera negative, and the 102-minute theatrical cut, transferred from the original interpositive
• Lossless 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and uncompressed 2.0 PCM audio on the director’s cut
• Uncompressed 2.0 PCM audio on the theatrical cut
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• New audio commentary on the theatrical cut by critics Adrian J Smith and David Flint
• Audio commentary on the director’s cut by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
• Introduction to the director’s cut by Clive Barker and Mark Alan Miller
• Walking the Line Between Heaven and Hell, a new video interview with critic Kat Ellinger
• Speaking up for the Monsters, a new video interview with critic Kim Newman
• Tribes of the Moon: Making Nightbreed, an extensive documentary on the making of the film, featuring actors Craig Sheffer, Doug Bradley, Anne Bobby and many more
• Making Monsters, a documentary on the film’s creature designs, featuring special makeup designer Bob Keen
• Fire! Fights! Stunts!, a video interview with second unit director Andy Armstrong
• Deleted and alternate scenes
• Monster Prosthetics Masterclass
• Cutting Compromise, a video interview with editor Mark Goldblatt
• The Painted Landscape, an exploration of the work of concept artist Ralph McQuarrie
• Matte painting tests
• Makeup tests
• Lost stop motion footage
• Extended torture scene
• Rehearsal test
• Theatrical trailer
• Rare TV spots
• Multiple image galleries, including early sketches, set photos, poster and pre-production art, stills from the UK launch party at Tower Records, and more
• Original screenplay (BD-ROM content)
• Reversible sleeve feature original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
• Double-sided fold-out poster
• Limited edition 40-page booklet, featuring new writing on the film by author and critic Amy Simmons and an in-depth history of the film’s development, release and rehabilitation by Mark Salisbury, co-author of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed: The Making of the Film

Finally in October, a Halloween treat for horror fans with a splendid Blu-ray release of An American Werewolf in London. From iconic director John Landis (The Blues Brothers, Trading Places), the film was a box office smash and then a home video staple in the 1980s. Landis expertly combines macabre horror with dark humour to deliver a lycanthropic classic. Regarded as one of the most important horror films of the eighties, it is rightly lauded for its masterful set-pieces, uniquely unsettling atmosphere and Rick Bakers’ Oscar-winning special makeup effects. Now restored in 4K and presented with an abundance of extra features, this big beast of horror can be devoured as never before.

Out on Blu ray October 28th 2019


• New 2018 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by John Landis
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original uncompressed 1.0 mono and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
• Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• New audio commentary by Beware the Moon filmmaker Paul Davis
• Audio Commentary by actors David Naughton and Griffin Dunne
• Mark of The Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf, newly produced, feature-length documentary by filmmaker Daniel Griffith, featuring interviews with John Landis, David Naughton, Joe Dante and more
• An American Filmmaker in London, a newly filmed interview with John Landis in which he reflects on his time working in Britain and British cinema
• I Think He’s a Jew: The Werewolf’s Secret, new video essay by filmmaker Jon Spira (Elstree 1976) about how Landis’ film explores Jewish identity
• The Werewolf’s Call, Corin Hardy, director of The Nun, chats with writer Simon Ward about their formative experiences with Landis’ film.
• Wares of the Wolf, new featurette in which SFX artist Dan Martin and Tim Lawes of The Prop Store look at some of the original costumes and special effects artefacts from the film
• Beware the Moon, Paul Davis’ acclaimed, feature-length exploration of Landis’ film which boasts extensive cast and crew interviews
• Making An American Werewolf in London, a short archival featurette on the film’s production
• An Interview with John Landis, a lengthy archival interview with the director about the film
• Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London, the legendary make-up artist discusses his work on the film
• I Walked with a Werewolf, an archival interview with the make-up artist about Universal horror and its legacy of Wolfman films
• Casting of the Hand, archival footage from Rick Baker’s workshop as they cast David Naughton’s hand
• Outtakes
• Original trailers, teasers and radio spots
• Extensive image gallery featuring over 200 stills, posters and other ephemera
• Reversible sleeve featuring original poster art and artwork by Graham Humphreys
• Double-sided fold-out poster
• Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
• Limited 60-page booklet featuring new writing by Travis Crawford and Simon Ward, archival articles and original reviews

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